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Driving controls and vehicle adaptations Secondary Controls

Infra-Red Secondary Controls

At SDL, being independence experts means we offer infra-Red controls from several leading manufacturers including Lodgesons, GuidoSimplex and Beaver.  depending on which controls will best suit your particular needs and disability.

Infra-Red Controls

These unique Infra-red driving controls make driving with one hand far easier. Operate multiple secondary controls from just one switch pad
Infra-Red Switch Control allows the driver to operate secondary functions from a switch pad using just one finger. The box is often combined with a steering knob so the driver can operate a range of switches at the same time as steering the car.

Different models are available that can operate 5, 9, 12 or 18 functions. The control panel can also be illuminated for night-time driving. This system still allows the vehicle to be driven conventionally using the existing controls.

Bleeper Infra-Red Control

A bleeper system is a single switch device that will operate up between 10-13 secondary functions on the vehicle from just one button. It is designed for people with severe disabilities. We can fit the button at various positions within the car allowing the driver to operate the functions with, for example, their fingers, elbow, knee, head etc.
Holding the button down will generate a series of ‘bleeps’. Releasing the button will operate a particular function depending on how many bleeps have sounded.

Examples of secondary functions are: lights(dip/main/flash), horn, indicators, wipers, windscreen washers etc. This system still allows the vehicle to be driven conventionally using the existing controls.

It will suit drivers who are severely limited in their ability to switch on secondary vehicle functions (lights, indicators etc) as their usable movements are taken up with the main driving tasks of steering, braking and accelerating.

 

SmartSteer

The SmartSteer steering unit enables you to operate vehicle functions such as windscreen wipers, indicator, and lighting etc. easily and safely while at the same time keeping control of the steering wheel.

The ergonomic design provides good grip and support and allows both active operation and use in a comfortable position. Driving becomes more comfortable and more pleasant.

  • Operate the functions whatever position the steering wheel is in
  • The function keys can be operated easily with minimal effort.

Suitable for:

  • Both right-handed and left-handed drivers.
  • Drivers who are not able to operate the secondary controls as both hands are being used for other functions.
  • Drivers with only one functioning arm who are therefore not able to release the steering wheel.

Bleeper Infra-Red Control

The B200 is operated by pressing and holding the button. The system will cycle through the secondary functions of the vehicle, giving a bleep as it passes through each function. The function is chosen by releasing the switch at the appropriate bleep.

Main Features:
A single switch to operate 10 or 13 of the vehicle’s secondary controls including Indicators – lights (dip/main & flash) – horn – front wipers (intermittent, low & high speed) – front washers – rear washer & wiper

Benefits
Simple and easy
One hand operation of the vehicle’s secondary controls
Provides safe operation of secondary controls
No need to let go of the steering wheel.

Suitable for

Drivers who are severely limited in their ability to switch on secondary vehicle functions (lights, indicators etc) as their usable movements are taken up with the main driving tasks of steering, braking and accelerating.

 

GuidoSimplex 1096 Infrared Secondary Control Unit
Installed on both the right or left hand side of the steering wheel, the  ergonomic design enables a complete 360° turn of the steering wheel with comfort and ease. The 1096 coexists in perfect harmony with the original controls which remain intact and functional.

The Sticksteer 1096 XL comes complete with an easy to use USB Charger and uses Modern Radio Transmission via Bluetooth. The 1096 amd 1096XL brings all of these functions to your fingertips, headlights, indicators, horn, hazard lights and wipers amd includes a dusk sensor.

D1094-FR The Infrared Remote control
“If you find it difficult to reach the secondary controls when driving, then  let your fingers do the work. This device offers you complete control of all the secondary controls lights , indicators , horn and hazards lights …without remove your hands from the spinner knob.

D898B 5 way Secondary Control Unit
The 898B is the natural evolution of the 898P and offers one of the most adaptable secondary control systems on today’s market. This device coexists in complete harmony with the original controls and its unique  design facilitates installation and ensures that it is suitable to all vehicles.

Lodgesons R200 Keypad Demonstration

Lodgesons R200 Keypad demonstration video. For further information regarding options and adaptations. please contact us.

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Efficient collection, installation and delivery service. Neat work inside car. Thanks for making wheelchair to car transfer possible.

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